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Stories: Books Were My Escape
Warning: May contain triggers for survivors of childhood sexual abuse It's a fog, but I believe it started at 3yrs. I remember 3 distinct occasions where I was raped by the man who my mother had a relationship with. However, I believe that it happened regularly. I didn't understand at the time what was going on, but as I grew older I read and I understood what it was. Books were always my escape. At around 8, was when I knew what he was doing to me. I lived in constant fear, of men being alone with them. I was…Read More
Stories: There is Beauty In Healing
There is beauty in healing, broken inner parts (dissociation) from surviving. I resonate with the art of 'kintsugi. This concept is an old Japanese philosophy'repairing pottery by golden joinery'Read More
Stories: It Never Crossed My Mind the ‘Aunt’ Would Lie…And Be Believed
Warning: May contain triggers for survivors of childhood sexual abuse I was seven or so the first time I was left alone with my 'aunt'. We lived across the street and the family was a big part of our lives. The parting nasty reminder to 'mind your aunt !' .... I took that seriously, because of the physical and verbal violence that ensued whenever we were 'bad'. We were bad a lot!Read More

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